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The key announcements at Google I/O 2018

Google used the start of its annual I/O conference to highlight its responsibility over the impact of technology on society, unveiling new products that advance health care, limit digital device usage and

News
Google Assistant is about to get much smarter

Trying to schedule a haircut? Or book a restaurant table? Google’s virtual assistant will soon be able to do that for you, a new offering that could give the search engine even more granular data about offline

In-depth
EU may come to regret harsh new data rules

This month, the European Union will embark on an expansive effort to give people more control over their data online. Known as the General Data Protection Regulation, it’s ambitious, well-intentioned and largely wrongheaded

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Amazon profits soar

Amazon.com reminded investors on Thursday that scraping by selling things online was just the beginning. The world’s biggest Internet retailer reported larger profits in the first quarter and forecast more of the

World
Google CEO in R4.7bn windfall

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week. On Wednesday, an award of 353 939 restricted shares he received before a promotion in 2014 will vest. At the end of last week, the grant was worth

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 215 – ‘Allo, Google?’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Google’s desperately confused instant messaging strategy. What’s gone wrong, and why the company’s plan to fix it might not

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Facebook looking to build its own silicon

Facebook is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chip makers such as Intel and Qualcomm

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ZTE could lose access to Android

ZTE executives are evaluating software options for the company’s smartphones after a US technology ban threatened to cut off the operating system at the heart of its devices, a person with knowledge of the

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